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also ahead new developments on a rape case in ohio that's making national headlines. two teenage girls now arrested for threatening the young victim. coming up, why ohio's attorney general says this case should be a wake-up call for all parents. we have a moving video, a mother who was born deaf and is able to hear the voice of her son for the first time. i don't think there will be a dry eye. but we'll get started with the beginning of president obama's trip to the middle east. nbc's chief white house correspondent chuck todd is in jerusalem this morning. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: well, good morning, savannah. among the first things the president said as he got air force one "it's good to get away from congress." that's the tone he set. there is more serious business here. this trip will be heavier on symbolism, probably lighter on substance. the big small goal, if you will, of the president, is to improve his personal perception here in israel, and hope that improvement gives him greater
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influence in the region. president obama arrived this morning in israel his first visit here as president. >> thank you so much, good to see you. >> it's wonderful to be here. >> how are you, my friend? good to see you. >> reporter: greeted with pomp and circumstance. topping the agenda with prime minister netanyahu the conflict in syria and iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons, but little progress is expected open the dormant israeli/palestinian peace plan. it's not how he thought things would be going in the region at this point. at the start of his presidency, he declared with great fanfare he would begin pushing for peace immediately unlike his predecessors. >> we're not going to wait until the end of my administration to deal with palestinian and israeli peace. we're going to start now. peace is hard work. >> reporter: his pressure led to a low point in the relationship. >> we believe the borders of israel and palestine should be based on the 1967 lines. >> it cannot go back to the 1967
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lines, because these lines are in defensible. >> reporter: and those confrontations didn't make the president popular here. nearly 40% of israelis feel the president is hostile to israel according to a recent poll. the president hopes to improve his popularity with an address to young people. >> each side has symbols and extraordinary sensitivities and the problem is that each side's symbol is the other side's problem, so you have to find a way to connect with each side emotionally. >> reporter: for their part the israeli embassy released a humorous video claiming the obama/netanyahu relationship is better than many believe. ♪ thank you for being a friend traveled down the road and back again ♪ >> reporter: there's that symbolism i was telling you about, savannah. in more serious business today we expect syria to probably be the hot topic of the press conference between the prime prime minister, because israeli government officials say chemical weapons have been used
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in that syrian conflict. u.s. officials have not said that. we'll be curious to hear what the president has to say about it. >> lots to watch in jerusalem this morning. chuck todd, thank you. and stay with nbc news, we'll have complete coverage of the president's trip to the middle east. and now here's hoda. we have new information on a chilling plot to attack students at the university of central florida. police believe they closed in on a suspect just before he was set to go on a shooting spree and this morning for the first time we are hearing the 911 call that helped stop it. nbc's mark potter is in miami with more. good morning, mark. >> reporter: good morning, hoda. police say they still cannot explain why the man had weapons and explosives in his college dorm room, a situation they were made aware of by a 911 call from his roommate. >> the fire alarm went off. i opened the door to see what was going on, and he's there with like some sort of like gun, like large assault gun. >> reporter: alerted by that 911 call, officers scrambled to the dorm, on a police videotape they
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can be seen preparing to enter the room of the student they'd been told was carrying a gun. when the door was open the lead officer moved in and quickly found the student lying on the floor apparently shot to death and waved the other officers back. authorities would later determine that 32-year-old james oliver seevakumaran had taken his life. a disaster foiled by that 911 call by his roommate. >> i don't know if it is a real gun. i don't know what it is. i just saw it and i slammed my door shut and locked it. >> reporter: the roommate was later found safe. he spoke to a student reporter. >> my biggest concern was him shooting through the door, shooting through the walls because i don't know what type of weapon -- what caliber of gun he had. >> reporter: police say they still don't have a motive for why he had weapons, 1,000 rounds of ammunition and explosives in his room. on tuesday they found more items in packages he never picked up from the campus mail room including magazines for his
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rifle and a training dvd. his family asked for privacy, and described him as a nonviolent loner. >> everything that we uncovered is that the deceased acted alone. we found no connection to any group or organization or anybody else. >> reporter: police found a list where the gunman had planned his day. the last two items read "pull alarm, good luck and give them hell" without explaining why or what he meant to do. police had been able to uncover anything from the gunman's past that would explain his actions on the day he died. hoda? >> interesting, thanks mark potter live. let's get to natalie morales here with the other top stories of the morning. >> hey, natalie. >> ladies day. good morning, everyone. we begin with several major south korean banks and broadcasters at a standstill after their commuter systems were paralyzed in what appears to be a cyber attack possibly from north korea. south korean authorities are
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investigating the hack. a deadly training accident at a military depot that claimed the lives of at least seven marines is under investigation. miguel almaguer has the latest from where the investigation is taking place. miguel, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, this army depot is where special forces have trained for years. the military still doesn't know what went wrong here, leaving at least seven dead and another eight injured. >> the red of our country's flag was made redder by their heroism. >> reporter: an emotional tribute for the victims just beyond the gates of nevada's hawthorne army depot. 21-year-old david fenn's family identified the marine among those fatally wounded. late monday night the servicemembers were air lifted after a mortar explosion during a live fire training exercise. the marines say a 60 millimeter round suddenly exploded inside a mortar tube. >> every loss of life is heartbreaking whether that
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occurs in afghanistan, hawthorne, nevada, camp lucerne, north carolina, or anywhere else. >> reporter: the troops members of the 2nd marine division in camp lejeune in north carolina, were taking part in mountain warfare training. here in nevada this military community considers them family. >> we're really hurting so bad because these people are so young, they're just now beginning to live. >> reporter: two and a half hours outside of reno the massive 230-square mile facility is used to store and dispose of ammunition. the desert terrain is ideal for training special forces. today the base remains operational as the military searches for answers. as the military investigation pushes on, we now know that 60 millimeter mortars have been suspended temporarily for use within the military. five service members do remain hospitalized. natalie? >> thank you, miguel almaguer.
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democratic leaders are removing a provision calling for an assault weapons ban from the firearms legislation going before the senate next month. senate majority leader harry reid says the provision was dropped because he feared republican opposition would block passage of any bill at all. convicted teen killer t.j. lane will spend the rest of his life behind bars without parole. the 18-year-old was sentenced on tuesday to three life sentences for the shooting deaths of three students at an ohio school cafeteria. lane wore a t-shirt with the word "killer" written on it, cursed the courtroom and gestured obscenely. let's head to wall street, cnbc's jackie deangelis has the latest. good morning, jackie. >> good morning, natalie. investors closely watching the situation in cyprus after lawmakers there rejected a controversial bailout proposal that would have taxed regular savings accounts. the concern is that the debt crisis in the eurozone is back on the table and that could weigh on stocks. later today the nation's top
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money man, fed chairman ben bernanke, he will answer questions on the economy but what investors really want to know if he's going to continue with economic stimulus. natalie? >> jackie deangelis at the new york stock exchange, thank you. a routine stop gave police officers the fright of their lives. officers approached a man sitting in his parked car, said accidentally hit and killed a deer, stowing it in his trunk. the officers asked to see it, and as you saw, when they opened the trunk the young deer jumped out alive, he made a break for it, darted off to freedom in a nearby forest. surprise. still alive. go, little deer, go, go. >> oh my gosh. >> be free. a nightmare about that last night. >> meanwhile we have missed a huge story. >> it's breaking. did you know about this one? >> spring has sprung. >> look at us. >> we look like a bouquet here. >> color of easter eggs.
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>> a reality check. that's us right there in full color. >> that's our plaza. spring may not be in the air but it is on the plaza. we'll get outside and enjoy some of the flowers later on. >> there's still snow on the ground. i can't even believe it's spring. >> we've removed all the snow for this segment. >> no guarantee how long the flowers will list. but it feels like spring. >> dylan you're in for al and it's chilly in a lot of places, still. >> it is ridiculously cold in a lot of places. we had more than a foot of snow in some areas across new hampshire into massachusetts. look at all of that yesterday in concord, new hampshire, snowball fights as everyone stayed bundled up for winter with about 10 to 12 inches reported in concord, new hampshire. parts of massachusetts picked up 16 inches of snow and look how cold it is. the windchills are well below zero across the northern plains into wisconsin, it feels like it is about 5 to 12 degrees below zero, when you factor in the windchill. we're running about 15 to 25 degrees below normal for this
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time of year. it is going to stay chilly all throughout today into tomorrow into perhaps most of next week in the same areas that are cold right now. we're also seeing some heavier rain moving into the pacific northwest, we could see gusty winds with gail warnings along the coast. it is a mess. with gale warning the coast. we'll check on your local forecast right after this message. good wednesday morning to you. i'm meteorologist christina loren. we're tracking some pretty good
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rainfall. we're mostly dry at this point. look what's headed toward the south bay. pretty significant batch on its way to santa cruz, san jose areas like campbell as we head the next 30, 40 minutes. about 58 minutes away from parkmoor. these showers will continue. residual shower tomorrow morning. lots of sunshine to follow friday through the weekend. forecast. >> dylan, thank you so much. there is new fallout tied to the rape convictions of two high school football players in ohio. two teenage girls are accused of posting online threats against the young victim. nbc's ron allen is in steubenville for us. ron, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. during the trial we learned that while the victim certainly has a lot of sympathy and support in this community, friends have turned against her, others have blamed her for bringing a lot of unwanted attention to this community, negative attention. now we know she's also faced a death threat.
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two teenaged girls being escorted into court, their faces off camera because they're just 16 and 15. the two accused of sending threatening twitter messages to a rape victim whose case upended this small ohio community. >> the state's position is that they be remanded to the custody of the juvenile detention facility. >> reporter: audible sobs could be heard from the defendants when the judge agreed. investigators say just hours after a jury found two high school football players guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl following alcohol-fueled parties, the teens posted intimidating tweets. "you ripped my family apart. you made my cousin cry, so when i see you, expletive, it's again to be a homicide. i'll celebrate by beating the expletive out of the victim's name. this isn't the first time the victim has been threatened in social media. and the investigation is not over. next month a grand jury meets to
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decide if other teens, parents and community leaders were involved in tampering with or covering up evidence. >> what's even more shocking and appalling is the crimes of sexual assault are occurring every friday night, every saturday night across this country. >> reporter: with these threatening tweets plus the text messages and pictures posted that documented the assault, experts say the case is a cautionary tale about teens and what they post on social media. >> it can be really innocuous stuff or this really serious stuff that we're seeing with the steubenville case. we aren't stopping to think if everybody sees this, what happens? >> reporter: prosecutors asked for the two teens to be held without bond to help protect the rape victim they allegedly threatened. the judge agreed. their lawyers have not entered a plea as of yet. if found guilty they could be held in juvenile detention until they're 21 years old. >> ron allen in steubenville, thank you. mike dewine is the attorney general of ohio. sir, good morning to you.
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>> good morning. >> let's start with these new charges. are you trying to send a message? >> you know, the victim continues to be victimized. she has been victimized by the act itself. she's had to go through the court proceeding, but it's been horrible for her family to look at these things that have been posted, and so freedom of speech is fine, first amendment is wonderful, but these two individuals crossed the line. you cannot under ohio law threaten to kill someone. >> let me ask you this -- >> we're not going to tolerate it, and we're not going to put up with it. >> the defense attorney for one of these young women said in fact she does not know the victim and did not send the message to her and she says prosecutors have overcharged here because of the scrutiny. your response to that? >> my response is we're sick and tired of the victim being victimized. we have to protect the victim.
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we're going to take whatever action it takes to protect this young lady. you know, imagine going through a rape and then having to see things on the internet that are totally obnoxious, and now, not only that, now she is threatened and her life is threatened. no one should have to put up with that. >> in fact, you are also convening a grand jury looking into whether there are additional charges against additional individuals that may be appropriate. my question to you is, i know that in ohio it is a felony to fail to report a crime. is that the most serious crime you're looking into or does it go deeper? is it more serious, a potential coverup? >> well, just one point. it is not a felony, unfortunately. it is a fourth-degree misdemeanor which is a low misdemeanor to knowingly not report a felony, but we're looking at everything. i think i owe the steubenville community two things.
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one is to try to get this thing over with as quickly as we can but two, to do it the right way and leave no stone unturned. people need to feel that justice was done and that no one was obstructing justice in any way, so our investigation and the grand jury which is really a continuation of what we've begun, we've already interviewed 60 witnesses, i felt based on my experience as a prosecutor we needed to conclude this by going to a grand jury where we can bring witnesses in, where the citizens of jefferson county can sit there and listen to that evidence, and that's what we're trying to do to see if there's anyone else who failed to report a crime or obstructed justice or committed a crime. >> do you have a particular target in this grand jury investigation, specifically are you looking at the football coach here? >> no, no. i think that would be a mistake to think we're looking specifically at the football coach or coaches.
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there's 27 coaches, actually, on the football team for the football team, but we're looking at every aspect of this. rape case is over with. these two individuals have been found guilty, that's clearly the correct verdict but we're looking to see was there any other crime committed surrounding this rape and we're not going into any preconceived notions and we may come out with indictments and we may not. we'll see where the evidence takes us. >> ohio attorney general mike dewine thank you for your time, we appreciate it. >> thank you. coming up, an eye opener for parents, wait until you see how fast preschoolers can get into pill bottles with the child-resistant safety caps. and sheer madness, the yoga pants being recalled because they're too see-through. hoda, that one is for you. >> stop it. >> this is "today" on nbc.
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7:26. i'm jon kelley. still working very hard, trying to knock down a fire on two homes in taylor road. this started at one home at 2:00 this morning and spread to another one. firefighters had a tough time getting to it because of power lines that had fallen down. no o firefighter was swrered but has already been released. let's check in with meteorologist christina loren. 7:26. i don't know if someone cleaned this camera or it could be a bird. good theory, mike. cloudy conditions back there. you'll notice most of that rainfall has gone by. pretty significant batch on the room to the south bay.
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expecting showers in san jose. about 40 minutes away from sunnyvalley. keep that in mind. it will be cool. you'll need a jacket. and umbrella. warming up through the weekend. toll plaza, we had a crash here on the san mateo bridge. we had slowing, recovering now. down toward the dakota area, dumbarton bridge. northbound route 101 slow from capital past the crash. >> mike, appreciate it. thank you very much. another localup date for you in one half hour. hope to see you then. shop like a fashionista. today i got these amazing designer heels.
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kate, can i call you katie? okay, kate works. i'm going to be real with you here. i don't have a girlfriend and with prom season rolling around, this would be problematic for some, but not me. i'm opt muimus prime, i see the glass half full. >> high school senior from california asks kate upton to be his date so will she go? she had some kind of response on twitter overnight and we'll talk to the high school hopeful about it coming up in a few minutes so get your wrist corsage ready. >> no kidding. 7:30 on this wednesday morning, march 20th, 2013, i'm savannah guthrie alongside hoda kotb in for matt. >> is this weird a little? >> i'm actually enjoying our time. >> i am, too, and it will get better as the day rolls on you know what i'm saying. >> you've got like a vice grip on that mug. >> i do. that kid is a lot of fun.
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we'll take a look outside. we've got some talented dogs and they're christening rockefeller park. it is the first day of spring and we are going to have a spring party outside. >> i love the way you say they're christening the lawn. those are frisbees. we have a warning for parents the safety caps supposed to keep kids from getting their hands on everything from prescription drugs to cleaning agents. >> wait until you see how fast a group of 4-year-olds were able to open them. this is a report every parent should see. a recall of popular yoga pants from the. lululemon after customers complained about, shall we say the coverage of those -- >> very well put. >> nbc's mara schiavocampo has the story. we're all waited with bates ears here. >> bared. >> some customers noticed their workouts are looking more like a peep show saying lululemon's
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pants are see-through, leaving little to the imagination. lululemon, it's the fitness gear company adored by yoga enthusiasts around the country. >> they're comfortable. they're attractive. >> they look great and feels great. >> reporter: but in the last few weeks some customers started noticing thing their beloved yo pants are falling short with bottoms overly sheer to the point of being see-through. >> i want to have full coverage in confidence when doing my positions. >> disappointing. >> reporter: this weekend the canadian company announced they were pulling all of the affected black pants from their stores and websites, costing them 17% of their women's bottoms saying the ingredients, weight and longevity remain the same but the coverage does not resulting in a level of sheerness that fall short of our very high
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standards. the billion-dollar company is offer customers a full refund a move that could cost them $20 million for the first quarter of the year. >> every brand regardless of who they are has to make sure the quality part they turn out is not affected. >> reporter: lululemon haven't figured out exactly what happened but are looking into it. others are looking at the lighter side, the transparency trouble attracting tons of attention on social media. one woman tweeting "maybe now the gym can return to pg" the man responded to the recall simply saying "please don't." >> the customer who might have held the pants up to the light, wouldn't have, will be doing that now. >> the company says they're working with the supplier to replace the pants as quickly as possible, but they admit for the near term there will be a shortage of styles so at least they're being transparent about the problem. >> oh, mara. >> very good. >> for expert analysis we turn to hoda kotb.
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these are your favorite pants. >> i live in lululemons. nothing makes you look thinner. they're kind of pricey. i have a question. when you're wearing them if you have the sheer ones on can you see right when you look down? >> we did hear from one woman who noticed herself in the mirror once during a class and she was shocked and appalled. apparently some people have been noticing it on themselves but unless you know to look for it you assume you're covered. >> like you're wearing a depress and think it's great and stand out in the sun and you can see through it. >> the company is doing everything to rectify it. we got to the bottom of that story. dylan dreyer has a check of the weather. >> hey, we have fake flowers. you got off a bus. >> straight from ohio. >> they can't check in until 5:00 this evening so stay warm. lot of rain in the northwest. we have the chance of seeing
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heavier downpours from seattle right into northwestern oregon and this also extends and stretches down into parts of california, we also have wind advisories. we could see gusts up to 55 to 65 miles per hour, naturally there are gail warnings up and down the northwestern coast. we have the chance of winter storm warnings in the highest l elevations. some heavier thunderstorms today are possible down across portions of central florida, where we could see some more hail and also some gusty winds and lightning, too, but the middle of the country remains about 15 to 25 degrees 7:35 on a wednesday morning. good morning. i'm meteorologist christina loren. this is san jose. mostly cloudy. you can tell we've got some weather in the area of the getting a little bit of a break overall from the shower activity. we've got a pretty good batch moving onshore. santa cruz mountains as we speak. all this moisture will press into the south bay and head
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throughout the next 58 minutes. on the way, steady rainfall in santa clara. the next couple of days, things start to improve. the sun comes right back out into the weekend. 70s on the way. . hoda? thank you so much. rossen reports, kids getting into your medication and being poisoned. a new study shows children are being rushed to hospitals. "today" national investigative correspondent jeff rossen is here with more. this is a frightening story. >> it affects a lot of people, not just parents but any of us who have young kids who come over the house, the most common medications we all have in our homes we assume the safety caps on top of the bottle also keep our kids out. after all, even adults if you're like me have a hard time with it, sometimes you have to push down and twist. so you wonder how could a little kid open it? as you're about to see even for preschoolers it can be child's
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play. >> look at. >> reporter: this 4-year-old just opened a bottle of cough seyrup syrup, potentially lethal. this boy just got into powerful pain killers. >> got it. >> reporter: how'd they do that? all the bottles are sealed with child safety caps. that's scary for a lot of parents. >> it should be scary. whatever they've got here could kill your child. >> reporter: kate carr is with the watchdog group safe kids. these caps may be part of a bigger problem. the nthe new report shows a stu 30% spike over the past decade in young kids accidentally poisoned by medication. 67,000 children rushed to hospital ers in 2011 alone. i'm looking at the bottles, pink liquid, gummy candies, this is enticin enticing. >> looks like candy, they'll swallow it and go after more. >> reporter: you're about to see how fast it can happen. we invited this group of
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4-year-olds to a play date, then we bought several medications, from ibuprofen to acetaminophen, cough syrup to iron pills and prescription ant bi cough syrup to iron pills and prescription ant bbiotics and toxic drain and floor cleaners. if swallowed by a child, all these products can be poisonous, even deadly. that's why they come with child resistant safety caps. before our test, we dumped everything out. we even cleaned and sanitized the bottles. so nothing was left behind. back at the play date, with their parents looking on, we get started. we want to see how quickly you can open these bottles. one, two, three, go. within three seconds, watch. you got it that fast. >> got it. >> reporter: francesca pops the safety cap on ibuprofen, the
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number one drug kids get into, about a minute later she opens another bottle of acetaminophen, number three on the list. you opened that one, too in. >> yes. >> was that easy to open? >> yes. >> reporter: the boys are doing it, too. mark here opens the cough syrup, and those dangerous pain killers. remember, this could be poison for a child. yet there's braden opening bottles, no problem at all. >> easy. >> reporter: every single child in our group opened one bottle. olivia opened two within minutes. how'd you open that? >> i did it all by myself. >> reporter: really fast. >> i am really fast, because i'm a big girl. >> reporter: her mom watched in horror. >> i was frightened. you buy these items expecting them to be childproof and my little 4-year-old sat there and opened it. >> reporter: one after the other after the other. >> very easily. >> reporter: what you may not know under federal law these caps don't have to be
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childproof, just child resistant. are the regulations tight enough? >> i think they are. we don't want to make it impossible to open something but we want to make sure kids can't get to medicine. >> reporter: she says it comes down to us as adults. we leave medication in our bags, on counters as a reminder to take them but that can also make them easily accessible to small kids. for francesca's dad, our play date was a wake-up call. >> got it. >> i got to go home and check the house of the medicines and the bottles and make sure they're put away seeing as they're easily opened by a 4-year-old is dangerous. >> it was easy. >> those kids are cute but it is frightening to watch. how do you protect your children? safety experts say it's unrealistic to think we're going to lock up our medication so the easiest thing to do, just take it off your night stand, off your kitchen counter and put it up and away, where you can reach it but your kids can't. by the end of our play date we told the kids this was just a test.
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we made it clear these products are very dangerous, they should never try to open it again. we wanted to prove this point. which i think is important. >> you can do it in your house but your kid plays at someone else's house. coming up the $3 garage sale find worth 2 million bucks. no kidding. up next, are you brave enough to ask kate upton out on a date, jeff rossen? we're going to meet the high schooler who wants to bring her to the prom. we'll find out how that's working out, right after this. is really made of cheese?
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go a long way all right, this is big. we're back at :45, a creative gesture can go a long way when in sunny los angeles inviting to you my senior prom may 23rd, 2013. you are the ying to my yang. you like fun dining, i like fun dining. you're on the cover of "sports illustrated." i read "sports illustrated." kate, can i call you katie? we can ride around all night
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long, until 11:00, that's my curfew. so kate, will you go to prom with me? >> jake davidson from los angeles, good morning to you. >> jake! >> hi there. we can hear you now. it's perfect you're in hollywood. you had high production qualities in the video. what made you decide to post this and are you hopeful kate upton might say yes? >> i'm hopeful now she tweeted with a maybe, she'd check her schedule that would be fantastic. i always thought it would be cool to take -- prom has always been a big deal. and i got the idea a couple of months ago, and it was more of a thought, but then last week, i was talking to family friend, talia myers, who made the video, she's at usc, we talked and we were like let's do it. >> jake, of all the girls you could have asked, there are a
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lot of celebs and tons of young women out there, you picked kate upton, what was it about her that made you choose her? >> let's put a photo of kate up while we pose that question. >> well, besides the obvious, she's obviously very pretty, "sports illustrated" i read it, as i said. she was great on the cover the last two years and she likes sports. i've seen some of her videos where she talks about sports. i like sports, as i said. she's young. we're close in age, i don't know, give it a try, see what happens. >> we appreciate your aspirations. aspirations. >> we sure do. >> yes. >> and we've been on the dial-a-thon and joining us on the phone is the woman herself, kate upton. >> what? >> good morning, how are you guys? >> we're good. this is jake. jake, kate. >> jake is not speaking. >> hi, kate. >> how do you feel? i can't believe you're on the show and everything now. it's amazing. >> this just got so much better
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now that you're on the phobe. >> i absolutely loved the video. it was so hilarious and so creative. i mean, thank you so much for doing that. i really appreciate it. >> jake, make your pitch, this is the time. >> kate, i'm telling you, it will be a great night, great evening. i could even get the curfew extended hopefully talk to my parents maybe. we could go to a great dinner before, i hope you'd be interested if your schedule is free and what time should i pick you up if you're interested? >> kate? >> well, i definitely have to check my schedule but you seem like so much fun and if everything works out, i'd love to go with you. i know we'd have a blast. >> i know we would, thank you. >> this is beautiful. jake, one question for you. wrist corsage or more a pin it on the lapel type? >> i was think being that a lot and it's been plaguing me and i've gone with the wrist if that's okay with kate, i think that's the way to go, very
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classy, fitting for her. >> classy, i love it. >> you're all right with that, kate? >> perfect. >> guys, congrats. i can't believe this just happened. >> it's so exciting. >> i can't believe it either. >> i know, it's really early in los angeles. you might think you're still asleep but this is actually happening, jake. kate upton, thank you for joining us. >> thank you so much. >> we'll keep everybody posted on what happens. >> we certainly will. >> we're back right after this. how do we take an unpolished room and make it shine? we get doing... ...with a store full of ways to get it done. we can all throw on our work clothes... ...and throw out any doubt. because right now's the time to take those rooms from... ..."think i can do this?" to... ..."let me show you what i just did." more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. outsmart your budget with this pergo presto flooring, just $1.88 a square foot. revving up the dollar menu with a blend of savory spices.
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good morning, everybody. i'm jon kelley. pleasanton preschool reopening less than an hour ago after child abuse allegations. centerpointe christian preschool was closed after allegations that a former teacher at that school tied up a 2-year-old girl with tape when that young girl refused to take a nap. the school is now investigating that incident. no need to investigate very far outside. christina loren says let the rain come down. >> let it fall so we can keep these hills nice and green, emerald hills of sunol we like to call them around here. most of the activity confined to the south bay f it's not rate of paying on you right now, count on showers to san jose as we head to the next 15 to 20 minutes, 18 minutes away from cupertino. showers will clear by tomorrow afternoon. let's check that drive now
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with mike. south 880 through fremont. clouds, mist, drizzle. the maps show you it's slow in the south bay as well. northbound route getting hit by that rain, as christina talked about, over the next half hour. south 880 slow. crash has improved at whipple a bit. jon, back to you. thank you, mike. the "today" show is next. we'll be back in one half hour with another update.
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♪ i think i'd have a heart attack ♪ we're going to talk now on this wednesday morning, it is the 20th of march, 2013. you no he what that means. >> what? >> first day of spring. we have fine floral regailia for the occasion, a little chilly here, let's be honest. may not feel like spring but by golly it will look like spring. i'm savannah guthrie alongside hoda kotb. one question. >> what? >> will you go to prom with hee. >> i still can't get over what happened. if you missed it, rewind your tivo and check that out, it was a great prom ask. >> coming up celebrating the latest in fashion, food and flowers on the plaza. >> we'll have a little competition i hear, it's going to be savannah, me, versus national natalie and dylan and somebody is going to be road kill, it's
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on. also we've been talking about the duchess of cambridge, kate, and the baby she's expecting. we heard a rumor you can see the bump. >> big alert. >> bump alert coming so we'll talk about that, because that's important information. >> yes, very exciting. when you go to the store and you're buying something and they ask you for your zip code, do you always give it in. >> i always give it. >> i don't want to but i do. the question is should you? we have an expert on privacy who has a bit of a warning. >> good to know. >> not terribly serious but good information. before we get to that, natalie has the top stories. >> good morning, savannah and hoda and good morning, everyone. president obama arrived in israel this morning and declared that the u.s. commitment to israel's security is unwavering and the alliance between the two countries is eternal. there are no expected break-throughs in the israeli/palestinian peace process. the president and israeli prime minister netanyahu will address
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iran's nuclear program and the escalating crisis in syria. police have released dramatic helmet camera video of officers responding to a 911 call on monday about a roommate with a gun at the university of central florida. they say a fire alarm pulled in the dormitory was the first step in a planned rampage by a former student who wrote that he would "give 'em hell." police say the suspect who had amassed a small arsenal fatally shot himself as the officers moved in. the head of nasa warned congress tuesday that the u.s. would be helpless against a meteor like the one that injured more than 1,000 people in russia last month. >> if you detected even a small one, like the one that detonated in russia, headed for new york city in three weeks, what would we do? >> the answer to you is if it's coming in three weeks, pray. >> nasa says a current funding levels it would take almost 20 years to be able to identify all
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of the meteors large enough to devastate a city. and now for a look at what is trending today our quick roundup of what has you talking online. tiger woods may have a new girlfriend but elin nordegren has him weight in the yacht size. billionaire chris klein's yacht is almost ten feet long than tig tiger's. he moored his right in front of tigers at an arena. this viral video shows what happens when a bear really wants a ticket to ride. he slams into a train station ticket window which fortunately had iron bars for protection. experts say it was a crop of nuts and berries that caught bears searching for food. a new york family bought this small bowl at a garage sale for just $3. it turned out to be a 1,000-year-old chinese masterpiece and it sold at
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auction tuesday for, get this, $2.2 million. how come something like that doesn't happen to most of us? it is four minutes after the hour. back outside to dylan dryer with a check of our weather. >> good morning, everyone. i have fake flowers and this is why, your daffodil is not looking so hot. nothing feels like spring, even though we've got all the spring breakers here from michigan on their school trip. >> woo! >> and speaking of areas back across the great lakes in cleveland we are going to see some snow showers redevelop, the lake-effect machine is on, 31 degrees the high temperature. it will be 15 to 250 degrees below normal. heavier rain moving into the gulf coast states and thunderstorms are likely especially within the next couple of hours across parts of central and southern florida. temperatures in minneapolis will only be in the teens today, 20s up across the dakotas, snow back into idaho and heavy rain and gusty winds in the
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8:05 on a wet wednesday morning. good morning, i'm christina loren. this is san jose. dark sky overhead. you can see we actually have a little light rainfall developing now in the south bay. we're monitoring this batch now extending from redwood city all the way south. as we head throughout the day, temperatures are going to be comfortable. not too cold. kind of subtropical feel out. 61 inland, 56 at the coast. we're done with the rain by tomorrow afternoon and a sunny weekend just ahead. >> and that is your latest forecast. hoda? >> hey, girl. all right, coming up next a lot of fun stuff, the duchess of cambridge is showing off her baby bump in england. we'll talk about that. also this next story, it's a young mom born deaf who never heard her son's voice until now and we're going to get that story. also, what is the day without martha stewart? she'll show us the right way to
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it has been an interestingly busy week for the royal family. as we speak kate is with the queen and prince phillip checking out the london underground. the queen recovered from her stomach illness and kate looking great. it was when kate was at an event with prince william it became very clear for the first time they are not just a dynamic duo, they are a trio. an event with william and kate had all cameras irresistably drawn right there, in five and a half months her pregnancy is very suddenly is very obvious. kate referencing her sweet tooth was excited to meet mary berry, iconic british baker. william also complimentary at least to mary. saying "you need to give my wife some lessons, though."
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meeting with families at a center that helps them deal with deaths affecting children. people here said at one point william mentioned the loss of his mother, diana. certainly not forgotten by the world either, at an auction in london this week, ten of her dresses, 1980s and '90s splendor made more than $1 million on bidders from four continents. this one in which she famously swirled with john travolta going for more than $300,000. bought by a british man as a surprise to cheer up his wife, something that might have pleased diana, as well as her son and his wife, so close now to starting their own family. it's interesting to see the diana gowns. overall they sold for less than expected but you still see that very high level of interest even after so many years. savannah? >> michelle kosinski at
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buckingham palace, thank you. here's hoda and natalie. this touching story, a 26-year-old woman hearing the voices of her family for the very first time. natalie is here with the story, sounds terrific. >> imagine going your whole life without being able to hear and all of a sudden getting the gift of hearing. amy barber was born deaf and after seeing the success stories of other patients she decided to try a cochlear implant. >> you can hear my voice? can you hear my voice? these were the first few sounds amy barber has ever heard in her young life. >> it's so different. >> reporter: after 26 years she's hearing the voices of her parents and her 6-year-old son, blake, for the first time. >> hi, mom. >> you have to talk really loud. >> hi mom. >> yes. >> amy had been deaf since her birth. at the time doctors had said the
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procedure to restore her hearing wouldn't work because of a neurological hearing loss. decades later they wanted to try again after a string of videos gave them hope. this video of sarah chumman hearing her own voice for the first time. she appeared on "today" with her husband in 2011 to share her experience. >> this is all i've ever known for 29 years so the fear of the unknown and not knowing what it was going to sound like, was it going to be overwhelming. >> she's trying to focus, she hears everything. >> reporter: it went viral after appearing on readit. >> are you happy? >> reporter: sharing the sensation of amy's newfound hearing.
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>> amy's family says she is doing phenomenally well. she's learning how to hear for the first time and she's also seeing a speech therapist twice a week to work on speaking. >> oh my god, a beautiful story. over to savannah. thank you, i'm sure this has happened to all of us, you go to buy something with a credit card and the cashier asks may i have your zip code. you may want to think twice before giving it. jim stickley is an identity theft expert. good morning to you. the simple answer if the merchant asked me for my zip code should i say yes or no. >> say no. >> why is that? >> the merchants are getting crafty. they'll take your name off the credit card and the zip code, with that information go to databases and pull your full address, phone number and e-mail and you're getting junk mail. >> do they sometimes sell it to other third parties? >> that's worse. sometimes they use it for themselves and sell it to third
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parties and ends up all over the place. >> the national retail federation responded to us doing this story, asking for generic information helps retailers tailor merchandise, customize advertising and marketing, promotions deals and coupons and individualizes services, thus retailers may ask for general and info such as zip codes in order to better know and serve their customers. >> sounds great but if you didn't sign up for a mailing list you shouldn't end up on one. all of the information is great to gather. you're not choosing to receive all this other stuff. >> should you basic clay sume if a store is asking for your zip code it is going to result in junk mail from that store or worse from a third party? >> i would at this point, yes. >> let's talk about the was pump because a lot of times when you pay at the pump and put your credit card in, that asks for your dip code. is that a different situation? >> it is very different. the sthats put laws saying you're no longer allowed to ask for zip codes still allow them
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at the pumps. >> massachusetts and is it california the other, and they've outlawed the asking for a zip code. >> correct. they're the first two that have done it. looks like some other states are probably going to. >> couple other things, i'm noticing it's more common you go to the store, do you want us to e-mail you your receipt. do you have any red flags about that? >> personally i'm on enough mailing lists already. i don't want to be on any more. if for some reason you choose i want to be on your mailing list, ask the company do you share this information? oftentimes you're not only getting on their mailing list, you get on everybody's mailing list. >> if you ask for your receipt to be e-mailed should you assume you're on their generic list? >> absolutely. >> are there any other quick tips for online shopping? >> with online shopping the check box you can click if you want to be on their mailing list. i don't recommend checking that box. >> good advice, thank you so much. we send it back over to hoda. now for a nice surprise for a plane full of passengers stuck on a runway for hours in
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tennessee. they got pizza and lots and lots of it. here's nbc's katie kerr. >> reporter: monday afternoon, two days before spring, and tornado threats in the south were already starting to cause travel havoc. after circling hartsfield-jackson for hours a delta flight from boston to atlanta was forced to divert to tennessee. three hours stuck on the tarmac, and that's where the story takes a turn. courtesy of an unusual pick-me-up with a police escort. >> nobody, i don't think anybody expected 30 something pizzas to show up. i suspect they could drive a pizza delivery man on the tarmac. >> reporter: accepepperoni, sau, cheese. >> the pilot came across the speaker system said we had pizza hut delivers to the plane. >> reporter: no word on who
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placed the order but passengers have a theory. >> i believe the pilot called in the pizza order. >> reporter: in a day of dreary travel it was a little bit of sunshine, and whomever the secret sustenance savior, it's a flight none will forget. this time at least for all the right reasons. >> it was still hot, that was the best part. >> reporter: for "today," katie kerr, nbc news, new york. ♪ all right, you know what that means, it's time for doing it right today and this morning's task your dirty laundry. >> martha stewart is here to get your whites their whitest and bright their brightest. >> don't air your dirty laundry. i hope you both have laundry rooms. >> we live in new york city apartments. >> you can make a hole, nice to have a setup where your ironing boards are set out, this is for sleeves, shirts, a nice rack or drying your delicates. >> i had no idea this existed.
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>> these are available you can buy this little setup, you can find a little hall. >> i'm not great at sorting. >> you're not. do you do your laundry or somebody do it for you? >> sometimes i do it and sometimes someone does it. >> i have little laminated cards, cold water wash, hot water wash, delicate hand wash, good to have. >> so you sort by the wash, not by the colors. >> oh, no, color, too. whites go in one. >> the yellows in with the whites. >> oh, i wouldn't. yellows are color. >> yes, color. >> that can go there. >> heavy soil and delicates. >> what about light pink? >> you could do that, yes, i think that's good. so you get the idea and things are like fleecy, those should be washed separately in the cold water wash. cold water is good and short
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washes are better than long washes. >> why is that? >> it ruins your clothes, over and over again with the long wash. >> the darks? >> that's good. >> okay. >> if anything has a ring around the collar do a prewash spray. >> tights. >> my niece's. these are stains. here's ketchup stain. what would you do with that ketchup stain? >> throw it out? >> i would take -- >> it's a nice t-shirt. scrape off the ketchup. >> i'd call my mom, to be honest. >> scrape and then i would rinse it in a little bit of water, get it wet and then use dishwasher detergent works really well. >> really? >> leave it in here? >> spray that on. >> you do get it wet first. >> and then run that through -- it's not open, sorry.
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try that. put that in there and scrub-a-dub-dub, and if it's a little resistant. >> you can work that in. >> you can add a bit of vinegar, here is a little vinegar. >> is this a catch-all treatment for all stains? >> no. we have a stain removal kit g to the martha stewart stain removal kit, i'm going to give you one. >> believe me, i need it. >> it's nice to have a kit like this in your laundry room. >> very cute, very martha. >> the washing machines, look at how great these are. do you know how to use your washing machine? >> i think. >> read your instructions, that's one thing people forget to read the instruction book or get a lesson. >> i just do regular wash. >> do you use one of these? >> no. >> these are great because you don't have to hand wash, these are great for your delicates, little undies and bras and body suits and any stockings. you can put them in these bags. i just did this this morning.
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i got home from a trip and did all of my laundry this morning before i -- >> came here, just researching for the segment. >> no, but this is a natural thing, you get natural at it, it makes it much easier so these are great and you can divide them up, that's your little nightgown and you use the right detergent, unscented. >> oh i like scented. >> you do? >> i could get into a big argument about this. >> let's talk later. i learned something. did you learn? >> yes. i don't remember what. >> she likes it. >> she learned to send your laundry out. for more tips head to today.com. outside to natalie >> thanks so much, savannah and hoda. the calendar may say spring. we want to celeb wrat a wrate a athlete, she turned 18 years old, one of the top members of the u.s. ski team with her sights set on next olympic games in sochi, michaela, a birthday
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and win the world cup in the same week. you became one of the first women to win in slalom in 39 years. where do you see yourself headed to sochi? >> i'm trying not to think about it too much now because the olympics is big. there's a lot of hype about it but i'm excited to race hopefully and right now trying to take it one day at a time. my season is not over yet, i have a couple more races and i still have a summer in between. >> winter olympics not even a year away and you've already been to sochi. what were your impression there is? >> it's a different world. russia is really a unique place, i'd say. 'not like any place in europe and obviously not like the u.s. it was really cool to go there and go about the scene, see what the trails are like, the venues, the hotels, everything, it was a good experience. >> a lot of people are already comparing you to, they're saying that you may be the missy
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franklin of these olympic, the winter olympic games. she won five golds and a bronze. does that put pressure on you gearing up for it? >> it's not pressure. it's an honor to be compared to her. she's see inspiring, and she tweeted me a month ago maybe and i'm like oh my god, missy franklin just tweeted me. it's just, it's really cool to be compared to that, and not as much trying to live up to it, just carry on the torch. >> first time in new york so we're going to let you enjoy. have a great time while you're here, mikaela shiffrin we'll hear your name a lot. from flowers to fashion, a celebration of spring's arrival right here on our plaza after your local news.
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good morning to you. it is 8:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. a piece of world history going on permanent display in mountain view. the city inherited two large pieces of the berlin wall last year from a private donner. they are currently on display at an office park owned by a frankfurt native that bought the slab after the city fell. they will place the 10 foot tall slabs on franklin street after a recommendation from the visual arts committee. no word when they will be moved but you can go out and see them. >> tough through and through mountain view. south 101 away from us, fogging a bit in mist and drizzle. map shows you both directions. the green all over the map. wet roads because of the rain that traveled through.
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toughest for south bay, south 880 tough through fremont bogging down around mission and a live look at oakland 880 past the coliseum gray. it's wet here as well. slick roads continue as volume slowing around high street. >> doesn't feel like the first day of spring. we'll have another local news update in half an hour. have a great morning.
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♪ watch your step. >> thank you. it's wednesday, the 20th of march, 2013, the first day of spring. we have transformed rockefeller plaza into rockefeller park complete with the flying hound, super cute. we're getting into the spirit here. good morning to you, i'm savannah guthrie alongside natalie morales and hoda kotb in for matt this morning. >> it has been a long and freezing cold winter and kind of cold on the first day of spring but we've transformed everything, look at the flowers behind us. we're going to do a little competition. we're very competitive.
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>> yes we are. >> it's going to be me and savannah -- >> oh, no. >> we're going to have a little competition coming up in just a bit. >> and the new look this spring when it comes to fashion, we're also sick of our winter clothes so we'll tell you what's really in this morning. >> savannah is like burn the tights. >> i want to do that. >> put the tights on a bon fire and never see them again. >> make that a ritual on the plaza. spring generally means new, tasty foods and giada will be here sharing her recipes. huge thanks to the folks at the macy's flower show. they got here at 10:00 last night to put this together, more than 250,000 plants, trees and flowers will be on display at six shows around the country. this is just a piece of it. they've been kind enough to let us borrow some of these beautiful floral fashions. we have more coming up. >> we'll get our spring fling forecast in a second.
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we'll go over to dylan now. >> good morning. we are going to see some pretty chilly weather for spring. this isn't what you'd expect this time of year b 15 , about 25 degrees below average. we have lake-effect snow across parts of the great lakes naturally where the lake-effect snow machine is on because the lakes really haven't gotten all that frozen. you can see heavy snow in and around buffalo, looks like we could end up with six to nine inches, even off the shores of lake ontario we could end up with a foot of lake-effect snow for the first day of spring so it is going to be extremely snowy in that area, and very cold, up across minneapolis, minnesota, 19 degrees, 24 in chicago today. we'll be in the 40s up and down the northeast coast and 50s across the southeast so below average down 8:32 on wednesday morning.
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i'm meteorologist christina loren. this is shouz where the showers have returned. you can see the dark clouds overhead. show you the radar. right now getting the most action in san jose. mostly dry conditions north of 92. there is more rain on the way. showers in the forecast all the way through noon today. then they will start to lighten up and turn isolated in nature. 56 at the coast for the first day of spring. and that is your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you so much. for more than 60 years the macy's flower show has been a rite of spring, the tradition packs more than a half million visitors during its two-week run. robin hall is its executive producer. >> i wasn't here for any of those shows. >> you spruced up our plaza and cleaned up our act. tell us about this display. >> we've done two big of our, two of our big floral centerpieces today. one of them is the elephant which is the centerpiece of our indian show, and then we have at
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the other end behind the runway a giant 12-foot pump filled with flowers and covered with flowers and that is to celebrate the opening of our shoe department, a quarter million pairs of shoes. >> people think of macy's at herald square but you can see this flower display in other places around the country, too. >> we do six shows, they all open on sunday. there's this one, the one in philadelphia centre city, minneapolis downtown, in chicago rather, and in san francisco. then we have a show in washington, d.c., which ties in with the cherry blossom festival. >> you informed us, robin, the thing we're looking at on top of the elephant, what is that called? >> a howda. today we'll call it a hoda.
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>> hoda needs to go on top of the elephant. >> i've been there before. >> it's pretty, isn't it? >> robin, thank you so much. coming up we are going to test our floral knowledge and make it a competition. get ready, natalie. >> it's on. >> first this is "today" on nbc. >> okay, i'm ready.
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♪ back now our "spring fling today" celebrating the first day of spring. even though it doesn't exactly feel like it, we are really excited for the new season. ♪ >> what i like about spring is the flowers. >> the weather and the sunshine. >> my favorite part about spring is that i can be outside with my friends and we get a week off of school. >> it's getting close to graduation. >> kickball. >> the one year we have decent weather in austin, texas. >> it's fun! ♪
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♪ falling from the sky, brighter than the sun ♪ >> fun fashion and clothes. >> my birthday is easter. >> i'm looking forward to spring so i don't have to shovel snow anymore. >> i'm looking forward to shorts. >> why do i love spring? i love flowers. >> just about everything. >> whey like most about spring, the words pitchers and catchers and the first shot of the azillionias at auguzaleas at augusta national. >> i like when you can start taking clothes off. >> trees with birds in them. >> spring just gives you hope. >> inspires me to write recipes with art inichoke, fava beans. >> i don't love spring. i don't know whether to be hot or whether to be cold. it's all right. only because it means summer is around the corner. >> i told hoda she's in charge. >> now we're going to test our
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floral knowledge. divided ourselves into teams. >> it's called flower power, this is a game, ed libby, the gentleman on the end is a floral designer and bouquet designer for macy's flower show. he will be our expert judge and jason kennedy. >> hi, guys. i'm the game show host essentially. it's simple, two challenges, two teams. you two are a team and you two are a team. >> i look my team. >> talk smack all you want. >> let me get through it. we have five different bulbs and five varieties of cut flowers. >> match the cut flowers to the bulb. >> i'm putting 30 seconds on the clock. >> i'm watching this one. >> ed, basically if they correctly match the most bulbs with the proper flower you're going to call them a winner. >> i'm going to call them a winner. >> naming the flower? >> not the least bit nervous. >> any advice? >> take a look at the flower and
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the bottom of where it goes into the ground and see what you can put together. >> it's so freezing out. is this the right time to plant bulbs? >> no, bulbs go in the ground in october because they have to sit a little bit and pop. >> hoda is delaying the game. she may be nervous. do i have 30 seconds on the clock, please. >> how would we know? >> on your mark, get set, go! feel free to walk over here. >> i don't know. >> put that -- >> i don't know about that one. >> oh, don't say that. >> this is amazing. >> hello? >> you're cheating i'm sure. >> we're doing it right. >> we're done. >> two, one, and okay, 30 seconds is up. what do we have? these guys, we have to switch
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these around. those are the tulip bulbs and those are the daffodil bulbs. >> we give them three? >> two. >> three. >> three here. >> i think we won seriously. >> and this one, home run. >> nailed it! yes! >> all right. >> come on over here. >> not over yet. >> challenge number two. >> another game, no. >> i'm going to put you over here, putting 45 seconds on the clock, all about floral design, basically the team that makes the most creative flower arrangement will win. pick a vase. >> okay, just pick one. >> 45 seconds on the clock, i'm not a numbers guy but if you win it, you win the nice trophy behind you. on your mark, get set, go! >> how about a big one?
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color, harmony and -- >> yeah. >> she's coming over. >> back off, morgan. >> these can't go. >> i love that. >> ed, would you purchase any of these arrangements yet? >> i think natalie has a secret passion for flowers. >> put some greens. >> 15 seconds, guys, 15 seconds. >> i don't know. >> they're yelling. >> did you just put a carnation in there? >> ooh. >> two, one, and -- [ buzzer ] someone threw a flower at me. ed, you have the final say. >> this got awfully fabulous at the last minute. >> woo! >> look at dylan and natalie. >> uh-oh, somebody damaged their
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floral material. hoda, i think you guys, and savannah i think you'll win. the come from behind team. >> we're so good. >> nice color harmony, beautiful balance. >> what about the lettuce that we put in? >> it's not a salad. those are greenery. >> we have a tie, and you've caused a situation here because we only have one trophy but i'll let you guys figure it out, maybe during commercial break but let me just give it to ed and you guys just put all your hands on it. >> for passion and excitement i have to give the trophy to hoda. >> wow. >> i feel kind of bad but anyway i think we deserve this. >> a little hand raise. >> you guys, thanks. go ahead. coming up a look at some of spring's best fashion but first this is "today" on nbc. >> nice! [ male announcer ] with citibank it's easy for jay
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♪ we are back and we are keeping the spring fling rolling this morning with spring fashions and for that we're joined by kathy post, lifestyle editor for guilt.com. >> good morning. >> wouldn't it feel great to not wear winter clothes. >> the first day of spring, time for some serious fashion. >> all right so we have a few hot trends. >> yes. >> fierce florals is the first one. >> fierce florals, you're sporting it, we're sporting it and here we have cindy and maddie, and it is not about the little wall flower. it's about florals with attitude this season. so first we have little maddie, and in this gorgeous dress, talk about flower power with big pink flowers on it, this is by jane copeland, just $40. just as great for easter as it is for a spring party. >> adorable. >> pairing it with a sweater
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from h&h for $9 and the giant floral head band, $4.95, this is an easy way to get in on the trend. cindy almost looks like an impressionist painting, great tropical colors, bold florals, the dress is $118 from susie chen. >> thank you so much. our next trend is you're calling punchy prints. >> when it comes to prints go bold or go home this season and here we have nicole showing us how it's done, and we've got this gorgeous sort of tunic top by jones new york and we love the print, it's super bold. we have a little spring shine, love the embellishments and the beading detail. it's a very st. tropez look. very chic. >> could you wear that shirt with black pants or a skirt? >> great point, black pants,
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black skirt or other prints which is a big trend. here we paired it with a capri jean, $69, that's the new length the shorter length. >> nicole thank you so much. you look great. our next trend is graphic black and white which i love this time of year. >> here we have kristy looking gorgeous, it's the easiest trend to do and might be the biggest we picked, come off the spring runways and the major coat from zara, a statement piece, half black, half white. we spared it with stripes a big hallmark of the stripe. pencil skirt from armani jane and here is the shoe of the season a white pump. women don't wait until summer t gives an edge for any outfit. >> white pumps are back. thank you so much. the next trend is electric bright. >> we can't get enough of this trend. we have jane in this great
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electric bright orange tuxedo jacket from mango for $109 and these pants, this color which you are wearing a version of. >> yes. >> it is the color of the season. it looks great on everyone. it just reflects beautifully, and these are $15 from h&m and just a little edgy shoe with some studs on it. she looks so hot. >> she's wearing a neutral shoe. >> yes we dial it down a little bit for the shoe because she's got a lot going on. that's a great option, wear a neutral shoe with tons of bright color. >> jane thank you so much. our electric girl will come in later, and we have saved the best for last, a gorgeous spring bride. >> a blushing bride. here we have katie, just floating down the aisle in this beautiful, romantic dress by w2 bridal by water and we've seen a lot of the body conscious
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dresses but this spring we're seeing gorgeous volume and sort of a ball gown silhouette and ruffles big trend in bridal this season and just i mean could you see a more beautiful bride? >> gorgeous and we're sorry, miss katie, we know it's chilly. strapless continues to be in. >> we're seeing so much strapless but kate middleton brought in the sleeves so we're seeing strapless or sleeves. >> take one last look at all of our gorgeous spring models. thank you so much. coming up, giada de laurentiis is here and will give us a taste of spring, right after this.
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>> announcer: cooking with giada is brought to you by target, giada's exclusive line of products and food is only available at target and target.com. ♪ >> this morning on cooking with giada, "today" contributor and chef giada de laurentiis is here with some of her -- >> it's freezing! >> let's huddle! >> you look like a little tiny baby sister. >> i know i do. >> it's cute. >> i wore my highest possible heels. >> what are we doing? >> freezing. what we're doing is talking about -- >> freezing! >> yes and some of my favorite herbs and ingredients so we've got great herbs, chives,
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beautiful lavender which i made some hot tea. you can if you wish. lots of artichokes, this is the season, they're the best ever. >> it's not hot anymore. it was hot a while ago. i'm going to teach you how to clean artichokes. i have a sort of cheat sheet. we're going to choke the artichoke. c for, look at savannah ready. >> i'm ready. >> take a sharp knife, watch your fingers and cut the top off. >> i don't think my knife is sharp. >> you dave gave me a dull knif! >> here can i help you? >> no! >> here you use one. >> that is so mean, giada. >> i'd never do that to you. >> yes you did. >> hello, chop it off. now what? >> h, lots of lemons on hand
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because artichokes oxidize quickly so i squeeze it into the water and dump the woel thing in, easy. and a couple garlic cloves for flavor. h was half the lemon, i can't remember now. so "o" we'll cut the artichoke and trim it inside. >> how is that "o"? >> open the artichoke. >> i need a saw. >> mine went through. lean on the knife. >> i'm leaning on it. >> i have an idea you use my knife and i'll use your knife. cut them in half. now turn them flat side down and we're going to cut it again. i can use your knife. if i can do it you can do it. >> you cut them in quarters. >> now what? >> that's the ogs "o."
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>> got it. >> keep cleaning, okay? so we're going to trim the inside, so all that hairy stuff, savannah, get rid of it and the little turnle leaves right there. >> this is so much work. don't they have it at the grocery store done? >> okay, yes. they're not usually done. i take little scissors like this, natalie you want to help us and just trim them. >> i'm not going anywhere near these two with knifes. >> we're adults. >> you want to learn how to do this, it's pretty cool. you can do it like that or pull them off, cut the ends, they're not that pretty and just trim and you take them and the "e" is eat and enjoy. you cook them in there, 45 minutes until they're tender. >> we have about 30 seconds so show them the end piece. >> i top them with a little bruscheta and serve them room temperature.
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>> do you really feel they're worth it in. >> yes because they're delicious and good for you. >> and in the recipe you can use frozen ones. >> thank you, giada. have some cold tea. >> it was fun being with you. >> i think we learned a lot about ourselves today. >> we a tech company publicly traded on the stock exchange. model n ipoed, makes software for life sciences and tech companies. something we'll watch. christina loren, is that rain still coming down? >> it certainly is. good morning to you. widespread showers. activity confined to the south bay. that will be the case for today. south bay getting shower activity. everything starts to let up the second half of the day.
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maybe a lingering shower. lots of sunshine on tap for the upcoming weekend and return of the 70s. actually the first official day of spring. hope you enjoy it.
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welcome to "today" on this wednesday morning, march 20th, 2013, first day of spring and we're celebrating. we've got our spring fling out on the plaza, we'll be back out there shortly. we're calling it rock park today which i like. i'm natalie morales along with dylan dreyer, jason kennedy and giada de laurentiis is sticking around and helping us out this morning. we get to spring and we were asking all of to you complete the sentence, you know it's spring when. i know it's spring when i still have goosebumps outside but i wear open towed shoes and freeze myself. >> we were just warming you up before we went on. >> everyone was rubbing natalie's legs. not a bad deal. >> not an hr problem at all. no. >> the groundhog got it wrong. >> i think he does every year.
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normally he says winter is going to last forever and last year we had an awesome spring, this year not so much. >> you know, come on, anybody who is going to believe a rodent. >> there are problems. >> there is a problem. but we asked our viewers to tell us what their thoughts were about spring and they know it's spring when, and some of the responses, i love this one, i know it's spring when i start painting my toenails again, from brittany hahn. totally feel that. you know it's spring when the cubs are mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. okay, from the sports fan. giada you want to jump in there? >> i have to say i read a tweet from savannah and i thought it was funny that she wanted to talk about her tights and the fact that we as women as you can see wear these thick tights all winter and you want to burn them. you know it's spring when you
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can -- >> yeah! >> there she is, there you are, savannah, go burn your tights! >> exactly! >> burn your tights! >> i agree. >> i know it's spring when i make an emergency phone call to l.a. and ask them to send me a coat because i know they'll make us go on the plaza later. it's cold out there. i'm an l.a. guy, i'm not used to this. >> i'm a california l.a. girl, too. >> help me out, giada. >> go on twitter and complete the sentence. >> i know is spring when i switch from red wine to white wine. >> you're in the hoda kotb department, as savannah said switching to rosette. we loved this moment earlier we spoke to a charming young man, jake davidson, a high school student in los angeles, a senior prom is coming up for him and instead of asking one of his classmates who do you think he's going to ask? he aimed as high as you can
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possibly go. go big or go home. why not invite swimsuit model. >> jake davidson in los angeles inviting you to my senior prom may 23rd, 2013. you're the ying to my yang. you like fine dining, i like fine dining. you're on the cover of "sports illustrated." i read "sports illustrated." kate, can i call you katie? we can ride around all night long, until 11:00, that's my curfew. so kate, will you go to prom with me? >> every girl would go to prom with him. we didn't tell him but we had kate on the phone standing by when we had jake on and take a look at what happened.
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>> and we've been on the dial-a-thon and joining us on the phone is kate upton. kate, good morning to you. >> what? >> good morning, how are you guys? >> we're good. this is jake. jake, kate. >> jake is not speaking. >> hi kate. >> how do you feel? i can't believe you're on the show and everything now. it's amazing. >> this just got so much better now that you're on the phone! >> i love it! >> but she has to check her schedule. wah, wah. >> prom is may 23rd, kate, so you better get back to us on that. something tells me, though, is he like the coolest kid in school today. >> absolutely. >> and he can get anybody he wants to go to the prom with him. >> if her schedule is not open i'm sure he'll be fine. >> would you ladies go? >> put the pressure on us giada. you live in los angeles. >> i would. >> just by geography. >> jake you don't get kate
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upton -- >> i'm not sure i'm as good as kate upton but -- in. >> oh, yes you are. >> a little older i might add. >> throw in a free kinner. >> now she's offering i cook dinner. >> natalie you didn't have a great prom experience and you wanted to retell -- >> oh, no, no, no, we're not redoing prime. >> nice, jason kennedy. >> we were talking about the celebrities being put on the spot. we saw this with mila kunis to a marine corps ball and justin timberla timberlake. >> you can relive the moments and maybe it's great when you were younger. >> if they say no to it, they're the bad guy all of a sudden. mila went, like you said. she was reasked recently at a press junket by a reporter, my friend's having a wedding will you come with me? she was like when is it, the guy goes june, she goes i'm busy.
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it's putting a lot of pressure on them. >> giada definitely. >> giada will go. >> so nice of but. >> may 23rd. >> i don't check my schedule. what am i doing, nothing. >> going to the prom, cooking jake dinner. moving on, take three, now we all have facebook friends and with social media you have your facebook account and i think a lot of people build a funlg friends base, the younger you are, you seem to have more friends. how about meeting a young man who is on a quest right now to meet every single person who is a friend of his on facebook. he has 788 facebook friends, by the end of 2016 he has made it his mission to go and meet all of them and we want to meet him. >> come on up. >> hey, guys. >> talk more about this. your project is called friend
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request accepted. you have 788 friends and how close are you to starting this adventure in. >> i started about a month and a half ago and i've done 20ish so far so i have about 750 left to go. >> and i'm sure you have friends internationally so how are you funding this? >> i'm actually funding it through kickstarter and i work part-time as a wedding photographer, and for my dad at home, but kickstarter i initially set out to raise $5,000, and it's currently at 13,000. >> just from random people? >> friends on facebook and people all over the world. >> what are you hoping to achieve by meeting them all? >> i want to reconnect with people because people are, we're always behind their computer. you can talk to the people behind their profile but you see them in person, they're like i don't really know you and look down at your phone. >> right. >> so from 50 yards away you make abattempt to not talk to these people.
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>> how many people are you friends with that you wish you weren't friends with. >> there's going to be some awkward instances but like i've done some ex-girl friends so far. >> okay. i was wondering about the girl thing in all of this. >> but yeah, i think it's going to be good to reconnect with people even if i don't know them. i probably know about half of my facebook friends. >> we wish you the best. >> good luck. if you want to contribute to tye's adventure go on kickstarter, his excellent adventure. >> thank you. natalie has a check of the news. i'll get to our headlines as i turn my back, sorry. president obama has begun his first trip to israel as president. this morning he touched down in tel aviv where he was greeted by prime minister netanyahu and israeli president perez. he called the u.s. israel's strongest ally and greatest friend. his visit is expected to focus on the stalled peace process,
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syria, and iran's nuclear program. new details this morning about this week's foiled plot at the university of central florida. officials released video of police preparing to enter the room of a student seen carrying a gun, inside that room they found the student dead. they had been alerted when his roommate called 911 and said he had opened the door when the fire alarm went off and saw his roommate with the gun. officials found explosives, weapons, and thousands of rounds of ammunition in the room. the pentagon has halted the use of .60 millimeter mortars while it investigates a deadly training accident in nevada. monday night's live fire training exercise killed at least seven marines when a round exploded inside a mortar tube. the troops were members of the 2nd division from lamp lejuene,
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north carolina. a signing comes eight months after a movie theater in aurora, colorado, a ban on assault weapons will not be part of a proposed gun bill offered by senate democrats. harry reid is concerned an assault weapons ban would block chances of passing any bill at all. another milestone for the pakistani teenager shot in the head by the taliban last year. on tuesday, 15-year-old malala yousafzai went back to school for the first time since she was shot. month after getting out of the hospital she's attending a school for girls in england and she's excited to be back in school and wants girls everywhere to have the same opportunity of an education. a new government estimate out this morning says 1 in 50 schoolchildren in the u.s. has autism, a previous estimate put the number at 1 in 88. the cdc says its new numbers do not necessarily mean autism is occurring more often but it may
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indicate it is being diagnosed more frequently than before. the estimate suggests at least 1 million american children have autism. and a puppy named pachino may be too young to learn new tricks, trying to figure out how to catch. take a look. >> one, two, three. catch. >> oh. poor thing. the trick will take some work but pachina has already become a big dog online getting a lot of hits for that. >> adorable. he plays dead i guess. >> working the kinks out. >> 11 minutes after the hour. >> trying. >> very cute. let's check in with dylan dreyer, made it back out on our rock park today. >> i love being outside at rock park and you guys too, getting real flowers and fake flowers, so many things given out and helping to keep people warm because it is still chilly and that's the story through the
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rest of this week. i looked into the extended forecast even to the end of march we are looking at below average temperatures so this spring not really coming in with much hoopla. temperatures about 5 to 25 degrees below normal. right now windchills are well below zero, 16 degrees below zero is what it feels like across parts of minnesota, 19 for a high in minneapolis today, 24 in chicago and it's cold in buffalo, too. most areas across the country will be well below average for highs today. the warm air is down in the gulf coast where we could see good morning, i'm meteorologist christina loren. this treasure island getting a little shake to our camera as the winds pick up. a good looking day. still quite a bit of shower activity. it is turning more spotty, not as widespread as just a couple hours aechlgo. we're going to continue to see skies improve. cool enough for a jacket.
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60 bayside and inland. by tomorrow we'll warm you up, clear those showers out after tomorrow morning. >> and that is your latest forecast. back to you inside. up next a special spring fling edition of "jill's steals and deals" right after this. [ male announcer ] when you're at the corner of "i'm a new parent" and "i have no idea what i'm doing," you need a hand. well, walgreens is innovating to help. by making prescription refills this easy. and we're bringing our pharmacists out front to answer your questions. at walgreens, we'll do more than help you get well. we'll help you stay well and live well. because that's what it really means to be at the corner of happy and healthy. wow. it's actually pretty tasty! -[ woman ] it's from special k? -it's only 240 calories?! [ female announcer ] new special k flatbread breakfast sandwiches. if you guys can come back tomorrow, it'd be fantastic. [ female announcer ] a breakfast revelation.
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♪ back now a spring fling edition of "jill's steals and deals" we bring you deeply discounted items exclusively for you our "today" viewers. jill martin is here, got a lot of great deals to walk us through. remind people how this works. >> this is the spring edition,
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even though we're freezing. go on to today.com right now all the items will be listed. we'll link to you the retailers. west coast i've gotten your tweets, we're holding items for the west coast. if it says soldout logon again west coast time and they'll be available. >> a perfect transition piece for spring, the ruffled shawls from april maron. >> retail $89, you might need a few. one size fits all available in six colors, the best selling piece, retail $89, you see all these beautiful colors, the deal is $26, that's 71% off. >> can wrap them around my legs right now. over here we've got sunglasses by seven for all mankind. >> retail $140, you see there's three, i left two for to you try on here. >> a lot of celebrity fans. >> check which one you like and good for your shaped face. tortoise, black and purple. they're big on but
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>> a little big. >> they look good. sort of like hollywood. charlize thereon, emma stone, jessica al ba, katie holmes and ryan reynolds. the deal $42, that's 70% off. >> fantastic. ladies you'll love this one because it's time to go through your lingerie and probably redo your drawers a little bit. the best selling most comfortable thong the hankie panky. >> the retail is $65. this is the party pack, one size fits all signature lace thongs, a solid, print and a low fwgo t. jennifer garner, beyonce. >> i like them, too. >> the retail for the set is $65, the deal is $23. >> that's amazing. you can usually get one for $23. fantastic. over here you've got the colorful watches from rubber.
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i like these. >> i'm wearing these now. >> everybody is into these bright colorful watches. >> celeb fans include my mom. retail $79.99, oversized interchangeable face, you get one band with one face but you can buy additional faces, mix and match different color bands, unisex, silicone, great for sports and outdoor activities, retail $79.99, the deal $19.99. good for spring. >> over to the great, these are real leather bags from joe band bags, they can fit everything, worn across the body, they have a long chain here. >> these are fun. if you want to buy one bag for spring the retail $380, they're 100% cowhide leather, gun metal, and available in seven colors. go online it will say which color is way. retail $380, the deal $72, that's 81% off.
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good morning to you. 9:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. we learned this morning a san jose police officer who shot and killed a suspect monday was also involved in a shoot-out last november. the officer is a five-year veteran of the force. investigators say he shot and killed the driver of a stolen car in east san jose after the car slammed into two police cars and accelerated straight at him. back in november the same officer shot and injured a crime spree suspect who reportedly had an officer pinned down by gunfire. in fremont, investigators believe a truck you see in this photo may have been stolen and used in a break-in at a pse&g storage yard on boyce road. the thieves made off with $25,000 worth of copper wire. we're going to take a quick break but have a look at the all important forecast and morning commute.
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the time now 9:28. still getting quite a bit of shower activity up in the north bay. most of the action is starting to clear. really subsiding in the south bay getting a little break. more rain on the way. it will be very spotty and isolated as we head throughout the day. later on tonight turning isolated. thursday into friday temperatures warm up by saturday. lots of sunshine. let's check your drive with mike. >> all right, christina, we'll see her again in a couple minutes. fremont, you'll see this a while, too. slow drive southbound 880 past mission boulevard. look at the map we have a dragging traffic floor from dumbarton bridge to mission boulevard and down to milpitas as well. the last of the morning commute. north side congested at the 880, 101. wet roads, let's clear you out and show you traffic data. that's it. easing up a bit. putting back on the weather, slow both directions on 101. back to you. >> slick roads can slow things down. be careful. i'll have another local news update in half an hour. have a great morning.
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♪ welcome back to more of "today" on the first day of spring, march 20th, 2013 and you are looking right here at the flying hounds, these are frisbee trick dogs. jess and missy run the dog show at the festival fair sports arenas all over the country. so jeff you have quite an act apparently. she wants to get going there, wants to play, too. >> we have a family entertainment business, all family members so we have eight performing dogs and my wife missy and i travel all over the country and perform trick shows for basketball, colleges and fairs and festivals. >> how do you train them to do this. how long does it take? >> the biggest thing is a lot of
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love. if you have a bond, a relationship, everything's good to do, typically two years and the dog will be really excited, fully dialed in and from there getting them used to the audience. not a normal profession. this was a hobby that turned into a profession. we started competing in a dog competition around the world for just about one year and in that year we qualified for many world championships and found really quick we prefer to be in front of audiences to entertain families more than competing so we put the competing on the back burner and made it a family affair and we do have our family. >> should we let her get out there? >> she probably does. >> ready for action. >> go get 'em! they really love doing this.
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>> black it up, right there. >> oh, wow. >> there you go. right there, down. roll over. wait, wait, right there. there you go. >> could you imagine leaving your job, hey, we're going to go do this, honey. it's amazing. missy, you guys have taken this on the road. where has been your favorite place? >> wow, this has to be pretty exciting, this kind of tops the list but when we get to travel and do the basketball shows, it -- >> wow! >> we enjoy traveling to each place. >> great job! >> making people happy. >> i think they're loving it. >> this is sadie and this is sampson. come here, buddy. great job. wonderful. missy and jeff thank you so much. >> thank you, appreciate it. >> thank you for being here. >> we'll get another check of the weather, let's turn it back.
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>> hey, guys. you've got the above average temperatures in phoenix. >> 96 degrees. >> and we have the below average, all the warm air is hiding out in the southwest, could you see we're only going to be 19 degrees in minneapolis today, 24 in chicago, 40s here in new york city, lake-effect snow will continue to fall especially off of lake ontario where we could end up with a foot of lake-effect snow. the lakes never got all that frozen this year. we are going to see some potential for heavier thunderstorms especially down across central and southern florida, warm air across the gulf coast and tomorrow some showers move back into eastern kansas into oklahoma, also into northern arkansas, some snow showers across missouri, where it is also well below average. it will move into montana and heavy rain and gusty winds out in the pacific northwest. we could see wind gusts in parts of the pacific northwest up to 55 to 65 miles per hour, so we could see some hey, good morning to you.
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the time now 9:34. i'm meteorologist christina loren. quite a bit of action still continuing on our radar this morning. you can see in sonoma county quite a bit of activity there. take you down to the south bay where most of that activity has cleared. metropolitan, western facing slopes, throughout the day, sonoma county, slick conditions all the way from sonoma down to santa rosa. the next couple of days, temperatures stay nice and comfortable. we'll hit the 70s by sunday. >> and that is your latest forecast. natalie? ♪ dylan, thank you. this morning on "today's style" "shape" magazine, bahar, good morning, i'm looking at the brightly colored beautiful pumps. >> so much fun. >> tell us about these heels.
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>> every woman should have a pair of nude pumps for work but this spring add some color, the bolder the better. these are from boutique nine, a great way to update your style in seconds. >> i love them. these are perfect for going out at night as well. >> exactly. you want to show some skin at night, best way with a great strappy heel, i love the metallic detailing, great way to add instant sex appeal to your outfit. >> let's move on to the more casual, heading out on a spring break trip. perfect to pack in your bag in your suitcase. >> you cannot go wrong with a great pair of flip flops, these are from tikees. they're leather and simple and come in fun colors. >> and wedges are good for comfort. >> so good. >> and style. >> i love them because for vacations you want to be comfy but fashionable so it gives you height without sacrificing comfort, this is from the jessica simpson collection. >> these you're seeing
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everywhere the studded flats. >> they're chic, comfortable. these are from steve madden, inspired by menswear. that trend is really hot for spring so get these for work or use these to travel as well. >> okay now sperry ha has espadrills. >> great for vacations. >> let's get into athletic gear and shoes. first running shoes here, tell us what you brought us. >> at "shape" we tested so many new shoes. 6.7 ounces, very light, that's two ounces lighter than your typical running shoe. >> for the distance runner you recommend the asics gels? >> the gel from asics, if you're training for a marathon or like to log a lot of miles this is the shoe for you. >> i use those running, they are great. for the walkers out there, you
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found a great pair. >> this is for cross training. these are ryka. they are multifunctional for workouts, use them for short runs as well. our testers really liked the influence in ryka. >> new from reebok. >> so much fun, specifically made for dance shoes. everyone loves zoom zumba. so you can move and groove without falling. you know you'll be stable in these. >> and finally we're talking walking shoes now. >> people tend to forget that walking is such a great exercise, they just want to make sure you have the right shoe. our testers at "shape" love the new balance 1765. >> thank you so much. coming up, how to get your diet back on track, right after this. ♪
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through. >> break that. >> give it a cut. >> people made the january resolutions and finding so much for that. and so much for these scissors. >> there we go. >> will power is a made up word, people are losing focus. create some structure. whether you want to do it by getting a ban or something to wear that gives you a reminder. >> band it great, tells you how many steps you've taken. >> apps are great. >> apps keep track like lose it, where you're tracking what you're eating, you need a food log are the old-fashioned way with a pen and a pad. you have so keep a food log because you want to stay focused. structure is the way. people get panicky and say i really want something to eat and so you can't be deprived. you need to have a go to list. >> snacks. >> things that have almost no calories you can eat them freely instead of saying i'm done for the day. tea, vegetables, popcorn,
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flavored waters or if you have a chocolate craving, low calorie hot chocolate, so you have a safety net. >> what about stress? >> portion control. then we'll get to stress. >> i'm already stressed out, i really wanted to get to it, i guess. >> they pile on the plate even though they think they're watching what they're eating but not mindful of how much they're eating. >> mindful is the most important but make it easy on yourself. you can have the healthiest food in the world, too many calories you won't lose weight. get things prepackaged. >> there we go! >> some things that are already prepackaged, 100 calorie packs or save money by packing your own but the satisfaction is eating to the bottom of the whole package, you eat the whole thing it's more satisfying. another way to cut back on portions is to actually just downsize your silverware, your plates, your cups, whether it's for juice or if it's for wine and eat with chopsticks. >> that's a symbol for wine.
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>> if you want a second cup this is equal to a regular pour. that's great. >> i was anxious about stress. >> you were anxious about stress. >> it happens. how do we destress ourselves? >> in destressing this is something, the hand-to-mouth activity, you get stressed and want to eat. you can't change the stress but you can change your response to it. instead of automatically turning to food, take a breath literally or keep a stress journal, or actually get an app that is a relaxation app, things that will settle you down or even read a book, whatever you like to do or just unclick all together and just read a magazine, do something that's relaxing but even deep breath will help you to be in the moment and separate. >> and stress is so bad because the cortisol hormone and all that. >> all the stress hormones wreak havoc on your body. the main thing when it comes to your weight is that everybody's response is, i'm going to do, eat something because it is very soothing and the perfect world,
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food really is. >> comfort. >> you can do yoga as well. >> madelyn if we have no time to exercise what do we do? >> no time -- >> break through that. >> need new scissors, natalie. or more time in the gym, i don't know. >> that worked out brilliantly! >> just as planned. >> so many people have no time. you want activity of daily living, that means something that, wear walking shoes and wear a pedometer. it separates mental fatigue from physical fatigue. food is what you have to cut back on mostly to lose weight. exercise boosts it up but helps you to keep engaged and do something you like to do. if you're not just walking or playing with your kids, get a dvd or do an activity that is fun for you. if you like to dance that counts. you don't have to be sweating in the gym. if you like to do that, that's good, too. >> madelyn, thank you so much. >> you're welcome. coming up next we have a little competition outside i think. >> i'm ready, lawn games, baby. >> let's go, right after this.
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families especially. the basic idea is you just hit it through the wickets but what is fun to knock your opponents out of the way. the whole time. >> easily knocking it through and if i can knock you out of the way. >> there you go, you're a natural. that was good. >> croquet is great for family. boche. >> takes two minutes to learn and you can play it forever. >> remind me how this works. >> this is the palino. >> you put that out first like bowling. >> you toss it out, and we're taking turns. >> whoever gets closest. >> trying to get it closest. >> you want it to hit it? >> you can knock my ball out of the way which is not very much in the way, you can hit the palino. >> not even close. what was that? >> we're terrible but with a little practice. >> my hands are frozen that's my
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excuse. what is jub sne. >> the idea is you have a net. >> lacrosse? >> this is the business end of the net, you latch it onto there. >> i really want to fling this. >> now you have to catch. the kids would love this. >> let me give it a good one. my goal is to try to hit the heel over there. stand by. >> you're not going to break any windows, they're foam rubber, not like baseballs. >> dylan is playing this is another classic ladder ball. >> i was doing pretty awesome. >> that's two points. also called hillbilly golf. >> whoa! you can do it on the driveway or tailgating.
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>> dylan did it. >> she's really winning. okay that is embarrassing. >> over here let's have some fun with bubbles. >> okay. >> this is great, we have a helicopter technician over here showing us how to work it. >> on a day like today you need a helicopter technician. great for kids and let's be honest better for dads, they like to play with their kids toys. >> we fun. bubble action here. >> and bubbles, yes. spring, first day of spring marks the start of national bubble week. >> does it? >> all the bubble aficionados out there. >> you made it with a giant bubble maker. >> these are serious bubbles, these aren't like the ones you dip into the little things. these are serious bubbles here. great way to entertain kids. set them up with the bubbles and they'll go for hours. >> i'll be playing.
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>> can we keep this rock park out here forever? i love it. we're back after your local news. or this is "today" on nbc rather. [ boy 1 ] hey! that's the last crescent. oh, did you want it? yea we'll split it.
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i finally got one. coming up tomorrow on "today" we'll be talking easter. >> don't hurt yourself. anthony anderson is on with hoda, also dylan mcdermott coming up after your local news. ♪ ♪ if loving you is wrong ♪ i don't wanna be right [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wrong loving it.
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bee happy. bee healthy. with clusters of flakes and o's. oh, ho ho... it's the honey sweetness. i...i mean, you...love. good morning to you. it is 9:56. i'm marla tellez. a follow-up on a series of issues tackled by bay area cities. santa clara council is approving a plan to waive hotel surcharges and taxes for league employees if the city wins the bid for super bowl l. they find out if they win the
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bid for 2016. contracounty approving a ban on e cigarettes. stores will be required to have a tobacco license to sell the items. a final vote on this issue will take place april 9. plus in san francisco's muni, approving a plan to build a mobile app that will connect passengers to all taxi in the city. the app would create a centralized dispatch service for the city's 1700 cabs. meteorologist christina loren standing by with a look at the forecast. >> thanks, martinez. we still have showers on and off through noon. we see partial clearing. pushing to the southth golden gate bridge, windy between 5:00 and 10:00, higher elevations right at the coast. maybe residual showers thursday only to be followed by good air quality, lower pollen levels and sunshine by the second half of your friday, almost there now. lots of sunshine and temperatures warming up. let's check your drive.
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good morning, mike. >> good morning. an issue off san mateo bridge, 101 south, slowing there, see it through san mateo. should clear through the shoulder. a crash north of 280. [ wind howling ]
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. it's wines day wednesday, first day of spring, kathie lee is off. >> yeah! >> in her chair is actor and comedian anthony anderson. >> getting it right in the opening credits, producer. >> is that how it is? >> i know i look like a white woman sometimes, but day i dressed up as a loud black man. >> you made quite the impression, by the way. you were here not too long ago, armed you were on the show tt jimmy fallon produces called "guys with kids. "you wore a baby bjorn, used it
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as a cooley or snuggy or huggy for your booze. >> well, for you and kathie lee, but okay. plame it on el some and my babies. >> we are so excited you're with us. i have a challenge before we start the show. >> okay. >> dule hill was here from "psych" at the beginning of the show, he asked our viewers for facebook likes. what did he do to the numbers is it. >> he brought it, baby. >> he gave us almost 5,000 likes on facebook. >> i'm going to double that. >> is that what you say? >> that's what i'm going to do. >> i'm a man of my word. >> let's see. uh-huh. >> world, listen to me, twitter world, facebook world, tumblr world, my friends and family in cyberspace, let's smash and crush dule hill's 5,000 likes. let's get it up to 10,000. >> klg and hogga.
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hoda. >> yeah, they're speaking to me from there. i don't know. >> kathie lee and hoda. >> i'm going to tweet you guys later. i'm going to tweet -- as a matter of fact, i'm going to tweet you now. do what you do. >> you know it's national ravioli day? >> i do. i do. >> these -- >> you read upsidedown? >> after a couple of these. >> it is winesday wednesday. >> this is a drink you selected. what is it? >> it is vodka, elderflower liqueur, and cranberry. >> is it called anything special? >> i call it my hoda. bring me my hoda! you should see what they bring me when i scream that in the bar. i don't think they hear the "da"
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after i say hoda. what did you bring me? >> this is called a ravioli drink from buca debeppo. you were there last night, and you had quite the experience, right? >> i did. robert earl who owns it, a very dear friend. he invited gsz. t night. i got to hang out with robert de niro and drink these drinks. >> look at you two. >> look at that. you aren't the only famous person i know. >> c'mon. >> baby, i don't slum. >> what was it like? >> i ate and drank these all night long. and the food is delicious. new york's finest, the fire department and fdny and the pd are having a ravioli eating contest today. when i leave here. i'm going to cheer them on. i'm not going to eat, but
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definitely i'm going to drink. >> i went to joe's pub. >> whoa, what is in here. hoda, what are you trying to do to me? it's only 10:04. wow! is kathie lee in rehab right now? whoa! >> you can explain that one action too. i went to joe's pub last night. a country music night. the cma folks put on a great night. these were all the cute country guys. the lyrics in country music are off the hook. >> it's just rap music for hill billies. >> what? >> that's what it is. >> listen to the lyrics. ready if your phone's not ringin', it's me. that's a lyric. if your phone's not ringing, it's me. >> okay. >> give me one of yours.
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you want it's like rap music. >> let me see here. >> bands make her dance. bands make her dance. >> okay. today, folks is national proposal day. we just want to point that out. apparently you can hire a proposal planner. a lot of people go over the top. you've seen the viral videos where people go crazy. you've been married for how many years? >> 14 years, 24 years together. >> so was your proposal one of those really memorable ones? ♪ marry me >> this is the song i had playing. >> it's a great song by train. c'mon. >> i just looked at my wife and said, baby, it's been ten years. do you want to go to vegas and get married? she said, let's hop on the ride. >> just like that? >> the little chapel of the flowers. >> she doesn't want to do the whole thing? >> no, after ten, she said, can
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you make a legal woman out of me? no, but we had a great time. >> there's a video making the waves, about a flower girl who i guess went a little wild during a wedding. just take a look and watch this. >> let's see. ♪ [ screaming ] >> oh, my god. >> that's the sign of things to come. >> what do you think? >> look at the ring bearer. he's beating himself in the head. beating himself with the pillow now. i'm just saying. he's emasculating himself. he knows it's over, no longer a man to his own. >> stop. >> he's going to have to answer to her. the one that was screaming and running down the aisle right before him. he's walking down as a
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6-year-old boy, this is what the rest of my life is going to be like? >> you like being married? >> i love it. >> what do you like about it? >> i love the sang at this time. i love my family. i love the support group. i love having a better half. >> do youty to fall more in love with her? how does it work? >> i think she's tired of loving me. no. no. it is, you find new things to love about your partner every day. after 24 years, you know, i find the little things here and there. yeah. >> very sweet. >> baby, i love you. i love you. let's go to a breakup from that. john maher and katy perry have split. >> how do you women feel about john maher. >> he's a serial dater, but he talks about them after the breakup. like he goes on howard stern or different shows, and he talks about the girl.
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who would want to date the guy if he's doing things like that? >> yeah. john, c'mon, dawg. shh. >> what are you doing? >> ridiculous. we have a basketball and the two next to us, because it is march madness. you are a freak for the march madness. >> i am. >> do you do the brackets? >> i started a bracket on espn.com. if you go there, go there and join my group, and we're good to win. louisville is going to take it. >> is it? >> that's who i have winning, number one team in the country. we'll see. it's a fun time of year. you get your buddies together and you compete. let's compete. this is my one skill. be careful of that ravioli. we're going to spin and time it. we're going to do a spin-off. ready? illustrates uh-huh. >> ready, 1, 2, 3. >> c'mon.
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i'm still going. >> i heard you had another hidden talent. >> it's going to stay hidden. that was just you and i talking. >> i heard you have a talent that can happen right here. >> what? >> right here in this area. all right. >> i'm going to come out here with you. >> give me that ball. >> somebody bring me a hoda. >> the worm. >> baby, i'm in a designer suit. i'm not good to do the worm in this, this fabulous woody wilson, you about i will make my booty clap. >> wait. what is that? ha ha! we're going to play a quick game before we go. since you are on the show "guys with kids". >> all right. >> we have several baby foods. we're going to do a tasteoff. number one. >> you go.
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♪ >> oh, god, peas. >> oh, peas. cleanse crier palate. >> number two. you go first. carrots? yeah, carrots definitely [ buzzer ] >> sweet potato. three. not good. hold on. >> ep. >> oh, god. those little vienna sausages. >> beef, that is nasty. >> really? >> no. >> i'm going to get this one. >> dip into four. >> a little too much. >> oh, god, i'm not kidding. you know what that is? asparagus. >> green beans. >> you're right. >> yeah! >> last one.
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>> >> i swear i'm nauseous. >> no, no. >> okay. carrots. >> that's right. you want to know what he just asked me? you didn't hear it? >> say it. >> he asked if you can say a-s-s on tv, because that's what it tasted like. the handsome dylan mcdermott is coming up. >> i can't wait.
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yoplait greek 100. it is so good. yoplait greek 100. mcdermott is part of an all-star cast. it's called "olympus has fallen." >> dylan plays an exsecret service agent involved in a major -- >> plot. >> whoa. >> anyway, when he returns to the white house with his new boss's -- we are in trouble.
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he runs into a former co-worker. take a look. >> i am so sorry. >> looks good on you, dave. >> something to look forward to. >> yeah? how you been? >> i'll tell you, the secret service, the best years of my life. >> you too, old man. >> still kick your [ bleep ]. >> at what? domino dominoes? >> dillon mcdermott, thanks for joining us. >> nice to be here. >> by the way, this film, he's still recovering from his -- >> sorry. >> this movie, by the way, is such fun to watch. it's one of those nail biter, old-fashioned things that you enjoy watching it. tell us about making it. >> they're kind of calling it "die hard" in the white house. the director is fantastic. all-star cast. we had morgan freeman, angela bassett. aaron he can heart. it was a kick-ass movie. >> now gerard is going to be
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with us later in the week. but he really went through some of his own stunts. there's one scene i think where you are to flick a cigarette at him or something. >> yeah. >> explain what happens during that scene? >> well, you sort of core rio graph a fight. you say, i'm going to do this, you're going to do that. stunt coordinator is there. then all of a sudden antwan calls action and everything flies out the window. everything you choreographed goes out the window and you're in a fight. >> okay. >> we both got hurt. >> hurt how? >> do you want to reenact it? >> let's reenact it. >> look at this guy. brings the french fridays out. >> they're supposed to be a cigarette, i guess. >> this represents the cigarette. you're going to represent gerard butler and you're you. >> who are you? >> i'm antwan. >> i'll call action. >> don't worry about it.
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>> i'm ready. >> yes. the cigarette's lit. >> this is lit. it's a lit cigarette. >> do you know what to do? >> no. i'm going to sit here. >> you have to fight back. >> okay. >> so you karate chop me in the neck. >> just remember, you have help. >> hoda, i have to yell "action." >> all right. let's go. >> all right. >> action. >> no, not yet. >> not yet. you have to get hit with it first, all right? >> all right. >> try that again. >> all right? >> action. >> remember that time in new york. >> oh, get back. hoda. karate chop him, not correct him. >> that hurt. >> so, wait, but when this lit cigarette really hit gerard butler, it did cause a kind of thing. >> he had glycerin on because he's supposed to be sweaty. >> alcohol base. >> so -- >> careful. >> he went up in flames a little
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bit. but then he got me back a couple of minutes later and took me out. >> your roll takes some interesting twists in this film. tell us what you can without giving it away. >> it's hard to talk about it without giving it away, but basically i'm a secret service agent and -- and i'm sort of an attache for the koreans. they bring me into the white house. but beyond that i really can't talk about it. >> okay. >> attache for the koreans. >> that sounds good, right? >> so you were a briefcase? >> you're close. >> okay. by the way rk, a lot of people you confused with another actor, dermott maroney. snl had fun with that. >> just a reminder to you at home. no one has ever won this game. it looks like today it's going to be worse than usual. let's meet our contestants. >> no. no. no. >> all right.
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that's it. sorry. tell me, this is dylan mcdetermine mitt or dermott maroney. >> we will never know this. >> correct answer was dermit maroney. who's this? as a reminder, the answer for the last round was dermit maroney. this is the other guy. >> can you say both their names again? >> dylan mcdetermine mitt and dermit maroney. >> can you put a bigger space between the two names? >> dylan, dylan, dylan. >> that's a picture of dylan. >> did you have fun with that? >> yes. >> we wish you the best of luck with this film. "olympus is falling." congratulations. >> we have a lot more coming up. >> we're going to talk about these crazy photos that we do. they make you say what the what?
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when the chocolate is hershey's, life is delicious. ♪ ♪ it is what the what wednesday. that means it's time for what the what. >> sarah haynes as sifted through all the hilarious photos you snent. ♪ i've got my camera on ♪ i've got my finger on the trigger ♪ >> i had no idea. our first photo we're going to do the caption contest. our photo is from christina. the winning caption is from mariana franco, robertson hall. you want me to put that thermometer where? >> i like that. >> you want me to eat the baby food, what? we'll reveal next week's photo. first up from donald duncan from alaska. this cat should be the mascot for our fourth hour. been there, done that probably five minutes ago during the chat. >> i love it.
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that's a good one. >> the next one, lori watts from spring, texas. >> city parking limited to. >> you go ahead and figure this out. >> even number side on even number of months. >> hashtag. >> huh? am i going to get a ticket or not? >> i've already got a ticket sitting here. >> yeah, hello. from aaron knight from sandy, utah. look at this. please put your butts here. i'm glad they went with the cigarettes. that's disgusting and they didn't specify. >> hoda. >> there is sand in there. >> i've had my butts a few places. >> it helps to trap and gather. >> like a little bit of litter. diane parene. >> lovely caskets are sold here also cheaper coffins with their zblaps if you are reporting to that dentist do you feel comfortable. >> with are is she from again? >> this was taken in honduras. >> i would say, uh-uh.
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i can't wait. >> our new photo. it's from jillian kenny. we want to hear what you think. that's a cat with a little frog. i don't know how long this photo lasted or what happened after. >> it doesn't look good for the frog. >> i don't think it ends well for the frog. >> all right. sarah, thank you, sweetie. >> just for anthony we're playing, "who knew" and it's about all the funny guys in tv. >> they say we men never grow up. we have the coolest toys. >> we'll have the big finale for the enjoy series. it's going to be exciting. huge. ahem. any hoo. even my wrapper has a wrapper. flavor? i'm bursting with it. creamy? i ooze it. quality like this... (muffled):...doesn't come everyday. well technically it does because i'm in the grocery but... ooh, how you doin'? rich. creamy. and 100% natural cheese. mini babybel. snack a little bigger.
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levels. we'll have the full forecast in just a few minutes. first let's check the drive. good morning, mike. >> good morning. i'm bummed but happy at the same time. fremont approaching mission boulevard, this segment was very slow for the last few minutes but now cleared over the last few. show you the map. good news, but bad news if i wanted to show you anything. there's the sensors, that should even out. burst of traffic north of dumbarton, 880 and 17 recovered. two incidents, unrelated were causing quite a distraction. now a smooth drive north of 280. now as you head through the area, there's the peninsula nicely through san mateo. crash 101 and 92. >> thanks, mike. more of the day's top stories coming up in 30 minutes. jon kelly and i hope to see you then.
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♪ make them laugh all right. we're back for mon on this wednesday. before we get to that, i want to see something. my co-host who is across the street, anthony anderson, promised he would deliver on our facebook page. i'm going to sarah to find out if he did deliver. >> we started at 527,000 when we started. we hit 529,000 but i don't know if -- i think he might be talking big. >> 529. anthony. >> i'm here. >> bring it. >> start beating the drums. >> i'm going to beat the drums. >> all right. >> now we're going to play who knew. it's all about the funniest guys in tv and movies. anthony is at the nbc experience store. he's got 100 bucks. the twhauns don't get it right, they get one of cathy lee's fabulous cds. all the cheers are always for tim. >> i'll get my facebook. my 12 facebook people to follow you two. >> all right. let's go across to anthony.
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>> mom. >> finish this quote from the movie "anchorman" starring needian will ferrell. you stay classy. >> shop! >> they can't help you. tell her. >> never trashy. >> sorry. >> but you win by getting kathie lee and friends. >> oh, the correct answer is you stay classy san diego. >> never trashy is very true, little girl. very wise little girl. yes. it's from "anchorman." 2012 huge hit where he played ron burgundy. >> when is that new one coming out? >> the sequel is coming out this christmas. harrison ford is in it. kind of like a tom brokaw character. >> back across to anthony. >> finish the lyrics to the theme song from this tv comedy which started will smith. ♪ now this is a story all about how my life got twisted upside
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down and i'd like to take a minute. just sit right there and i'll tell you how i became prince of a town called. >> bel air. >> ding, ding, ding. you win $100 gift certificate from american express. >> that is an old classic, that song. >> that is a classic. love it. love it. put the thumbs up. obviously it's the "fresh prince of bel air" theme song. previously he was a rapper. where is he? 3w5d moment of silence for d.j. jesse jess. he's not dead. >> back across the street to anthony. >> these people are cheating. in what movie do four friends become known as the wolfpack, old school, animal house, dumb and dumber, or the hangover? >> the hangover. >> you, too, win $100 gift
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certificate from visa gold! >> i like how he does it. the hangover is the movie. >> the hangover is the movie. wolfpack is bradley cooper, ed helms and justin bartha. it was about the worst bachelor party ever. the sequel to this, hangover iii is the final film of the trilogy. it comes out this memorial day. back in vegas for it. >> they all do well? >> huge movies. >> back across to anthony. >> which late night television host is also the executive producer of nbc's comedy "guys with kids" which also i star in is it jimmy kimmel, jimmy fallon, jay leno or david letterman? >> jimmie fallon. >> yes! you win a gift certificate from american express for $100 and everyone has a cd from kathie lee gifford and friends.
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>> you have the crowd wild. jimmy fallon. >> yes. he also wrote -- he sings the theme song. >> he does? >> yeah. >> i didn't know that. >> i'm educating you. look at this, hoda. >> we have time for one more. >> one more? >> yeah, come on. >> which television character said this would -- said this, would i rather be feared or loved? easy. both. i want people to be afraid of how much they love me. michael scott, the office, chandler bing, friends. fill dunphy, modern family. jerry seinfeld, seinfeld. >> michael scott. >> are you sure? are you sure? >> yeah. >> no. >> seinfeld. >> no, michael scott. michael scott is the winner! and you win $100 gift certificate from visa! >> i've never seen people this happy. >> good lord. so it's michael scott from "the office." >> obviously "the office" is ending its run this year. >> that's a shame.
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>> the cool thing about these hats, they're light, they wick away the sweat. they have new color schemes, new emblems. >> this is are really cool. >> and no yankee or dodger hat. >> or isn't there? >> someone is taking care of you. >> this is a high-risk game. >> kids need play dates. so do adults. this is an ultimate toy for an ultimate playdate. this is the jagermeister shot-ski. you load it up with four shots. you guys thirsty? >> wait. get rid of that one, we're going to dump it. 1, 2, 3, shots-ski. >> that was apple juice. >> no, it wasn't! you can lie if you want to, hoda. that is a ninth hole.
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yard." >> it's true. >> in new york, it's cold. >> if you're here in the northeast right now, you're not thinking about planting that much, but in reality it's good time to start planning. >> should you start planting or wait? >> wait until it's warmer. my brother is working right now, and he's not having fun. it's cold outside. >> i just joined my community gardening area, bought a plot, so this will come in handy. >> raise planters are going, because you can control the soil. a plat needs nutrients, so a raised planter is great, so put a great potting soil in there the a lot of them come with all the nutrients your plants need. that's why the begonacy look beautiful. it's great for a raised planter. >> how far apart should you plant them? >> common problem. people like immediate gratification, and they put them closing, and they don't think a
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month or two down. >> and then the roots get intertwined. >> here's what i recommend for your new plot. do you like to cook? >> i go. >> plants some herbs and veggies. >> you go right in there. >> i know you have a nice suit. >> i'm going to get dirty. >> i have some gloves for you. >> when you're planting, put whatever you like to eat. i have rosemary over here, parsley, lettuce. lettuce is great. it's easy to grow, it grows like a weed. i love to make spinach smoothies, i'm really into that, so i have a lo the of spinach in my garden. >> where is rosemary? >> oh, that's too big. >> i have a couple shovels. if you want some lettuce, when you put this lettuce in there, it's a small cartridge right now, but it will get nice and big, easy to grow. don't put it too deep.
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otherwise you choke the plants out. see you are naturals. >> a little space in between. >> you have thetime -- thyme in there. >> a lot of water -- do they have to be in total night? >> another thing about raised planters, you can put them wherever you want. put them in nice full sun. anthony, that's too deep. you'll choke out the vine. >> now, in terms of your raised planter, how deep should the box be? well -- are you having fun with the dirt? >> you know what? just a quick one. >> at least a foot deep so you can control the soil. >> thank you so much for great tips. this is a big one coming up. the eight weeks are up and we'll find out who will go home the winner. we've been working on this. >> the ladies weigh in.
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>> they look good. but first this is "today" on nbc. look at those ladies.
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so excited right so excited right now. we're back with the final week, week eight of enjoy getting fit series. the ladies have come a long, long way. today we're revealing the grand prize. for. here is team hoda, elena, jessica and mindy. >> and let's give it up, and you know them and love them, team kathie lee. kathy still has a broken ankle, but ikyra and heidi. >> joy, you did such a great job. >> it was a true blessing to me to work with these amazing, determined women was a giftivities we're trying to figure out who will win this whole thing. >> will we do weights?
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it was a tie, but -- remember last week, it was a tie. >> you're right. >> yeah, yeah. but we're going to show you their reveal. first, elena started at 145 pounds, she's nor 125. 20 pounds loss. >> yelena. >> that's it, boo-boo. >> who's next? >> jessica started at 206, she's 188, she's lot 18 points. >> jessica, you are rocking. >> unbelievable. >> next we have mindy. mindy started at 190. >> c'mon, mindy. >> she's 172. she lost 24 pounds. >> loving it. >> are you ready for your team? >> kathy is such a trooper, she started at 168, she's 149.
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she lost 19 pounds. >> oh! >> that's without doing exercise. >> five weeks of this. >> it shows you what theood can do, you're so right. nakiya is 216, 19 pounds down. >> thank you. >> uh-huh. okay. >> put your hand on your hip. >> and last we have heidi. she's 153. 29 pounds down! >> all right. all right, heidi. >> so as totals, i'm going to tell you -- >> this is important. >> team klg is down 67 pounds. >> yes, yes! >> team hoda is down 64 pounds. >> she won! we won! yes! we won! >> no, no, no. >> in your face!
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>> it was a tie. >> how is 64 and 67 a tie? >> because we -- >> we'll weigh me and you. >> oh, i lost 47 pounds. how much have you lost, hoda? >> the competition was based on the on-air challenges. that part was a tie. >> their families are all here. you have the most gorgeous beautiful families. they all came out to cheer you on. so a shoutout to all the families. joy, since it is a tie, you guys, we want to talk about what the winners -- what are we doing? >> the prize. >> what is the prize? >> what do we have to share with them since we won. >> pretty darn phenomenal. everybody will receive a two-night stay to the fabulous canyon ranch in lennox, massachusetts. it's a wellness resort where you'll pamper yourself with spa treatments. >> canyon ranch is amazing. >> and loads of physical
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activities. except for kathy, you'll get a lot of loving. >> i love that. >> thank you. >> that was awesome. all right you guys, i want to give it up for anthony anderson. he was so much fun. >> thank you. >> he was a 10. tomorrow whitney cummings will be with us, and we'll talk about anthony, how many facebook fans you brought up. >> you better. >> you still have more time. nice talking to you guys. >> follow me on twitter. if you like shrimp, then you're going to love
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good morning, everybody. thank you very much for joining us. i'm jon kelley. >> good morning, i'm marla tellez. president obama arrives in israel. there you saw the wave. the two-day trip is maept to show the president cares about the israeli people and will do whatever is necessary to protect them from threats near and far. he and prime minister benjamin netanyahu of israel are set to hold a joint press conference in just a few minutes from now. we will bring that press conference to you as soon as it begins in an nbc special report. early morning, though, there may be an bankrupt interruption in this newscast to bring thank you report. >> in the meantime, closer to home, we have stone watch for you, first day of spring. christina loren chasing
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raindrops. >> spring with wintry conditions. good morning, marla and jon. looking good. this is san francisco with a lull from the rain. more rain ramping up in the north bay. as we speak, right to the radar. san jose to the south, the tip, end tip, marin county, showers continue. as we head through the day, continue to lighten up. we'll be out of the woods tomorrow morning. a few residual showers on the radar. travel lightly as conditions across the area. it's time for winds to pick up. you want to take it easy especially if you have a high-profile vehicle or traveling over open bridges. showers, partial clear 1:00 to 5:00. then we get wind between 5:00 and 10:00 p.m. windy conditions at the coast elevations east bay, mountains, you know the drill. friday, saturday, look at all the improvement headed our way. lots of sunshine. temperatures climb back into th

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